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Publications and Programs Editor

posted by CAA — Aug 04, 2017

College Art Association
50 Broadway, Fl 21
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: August 4, 2017 

Position Title: Publications and Programs Editor
Supervisor: Editorial Director
Full-time, salaried with benefits

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. Visit for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.


The Publications and Programs Editor works on CAA’s peer-reviewed publications and programs to ensure that the highest standards of publishing and writing are maintained:

  • Copyedits and proofreads texts forreviews
  • Acts a primary liaison to commissioning editors and reviewers for
  • Copyedits reviews texts for The Art Bulletin and Art Journal
  • Working with the Director for Programs and Publications, copyedits and writes content for Annual Conference and other program publications
  • Ensures that reviews are in compliance with CAA publication policies, including conflict of interest guidelines
  • Confirms that fair use assertions, image rights, and permissions are vetted prior to publication; maintains records of all permissions for the journals
  • Attends editorial board meetings
  • Attends and works at the CAA Annual Conference, which may involve one week’s travel each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history
  • Excellent writing, verbal, proofreading, communication, time, and project-management skills
  • A minimum of three (3) years editing experience
  • Experience writing programmatic and marketing text
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative
  • Pleasant demeanor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and basic web-editing skills
  • Ability to work resourcefully and adapt to changing needs within the department
  • Some night and weekend work may be required

Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Betty Leigh Hutcheson, Director of Publications, via email (with “Publications and Programs Editor” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or political affiliation.

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